Enfleurage Aromatics: Making Scents to Soothe the Senses

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A singular spot for responsibly sourced essential oils — and the know-how to really appreciate them.

Enfleurage Aromatics
237 W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10011
212-691-1610
Monday – Saturday: 12 PM – 8 PM,
Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM
enfleurage.com

Manhattan’s West Village is known for its swinging jazz clubs, celebrity-chef run restaurants and legendary comedy clubs. The busy and eclectic vibe of this popular neighborhood is complemented by the welcome presence of Enfleurage Aromatics, a peaceful essential oil shop tucked away behind intimate storefront on 13th street.

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Since 1997, this hidden gem has supplied New Yorkers with a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle that accompanies city life. Featuring essential oils from six continents, Enfleurage specializes in preservative free-blends, Arabic incense, and natural skin- and body-care products produced by small, artisan distillers. “We source our oils from wherever in the world plants are happiest growing, and then we find the people who extract them,” says store manager, Thomas Carson. “All of our blends are made in-house, using our own oils, some of which have been with us since the very beginning.”

Enfleurage AromaticsAroma enthusiasts who wish to learn more about Enfleurage’s enticing oils can attend any of the store’s exclusive classes. “Our topics reflect what our teachers feel particularly enthusiastic and passionate about — whether that’s natural skin care, a journey into the world of the conifers, or anything else,” Carson says. Admission to these educational events carries a modest, $10-dollar fee, which is redeemable toward any in-store purchase.

“We offer starter kits which include our ten most popular oils for budding enthusiasts, but we always encourage clients to explore our expansive collection to find their match,” Carson says. How do you find such a match? “Your nose will guide you.”

Enfleurage’s 20-year legacy and reputation as New York City’s only store specializing in essential oils and incense from around the globe speaks for itself. Invite tranquility and natural bliss into your life with a visit to this humble naturalist’s haven.

Last modified: April 23, 2018

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